Hospital Assistant Volunteer

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line)

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Position ID: V-CWD0021 Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 Last Full Update: 06 Sep 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactAdrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS); Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email:
DutiesThe GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets. 
Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for maintaining the Operating Room and prep area, as well as overseeing the maintenance and packing of surgical instruments.
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BenefitsKeeping active, meeting like-minded people, supporting a good cause
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - If / when training new volunteers ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Bending, kneeling and standing. Social distancing and wearing a face mask for the shift duration is required.
Commitment LengthA commitment of 6 months, once a week, is required
Interaction LevelSolitary ; Small Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon (available immediately) 
Wednesday: Afternoon (available from beginning of October) 
Thursday: Afternoon (available from beginning of October) 
Friday: Afternoon (2 Fridays/month - available immediately) 
Details are correct at time of posting 2021-08-04 - for the most up to date information on this and any other volunteer vacancies please go to
SeasonsYear Round ; Please note that the Friday position calls for 2 Fridays a month; schedule for 2021 is available upon request
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Number of PositionsSimcoe County: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total. 
1 vacancy/person a day, except for 2 Fridays a month when 2 volunteers are required
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job - Shadowing/working alongside an experience volunteer ; The GTHS onboarding process must be completed prior to training/first shift - this is currently taking place virtually, by email.
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsTo apply for any volunteer position at the GTHS, please submit an application form which can be located under the section 'How to become a GTHS volunteer' on our website
Start DateOn or after 10 Aug 2021
End Date08 Oct 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameGeorgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Office Phone705-445-5204
Toll Free Phone24 hr reporting animal abuse or neglect Ontario wide: 310-7722 * 310-SPCA
Address & Map
549 10th Line
Collingwood, ON L9Y 0W1
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